Recall that exactly one year ago, this 9-year old boy who was rescued by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) after he was chained and held captive in the premises of a Celestial Church in Ajibawo, Ogun State? The shocking act of child abuse was carried out by his father, Francis Taiwo, who is also a pastor of the church. Safe in the custody of security operatives, the boy spoke up and narrated how he was maltreated by his own people.
“I was not fed regularly when I was chained. My father and my step-mother only fed me twice a day. Some days, I was not given any food. I want to go back to school because I want to be a doctor in the future. I also do not want to go back to my father’s house,” the boy said.
The wife of the Ogun State Governor is taking care of the then 9-year-old boy, and he looks very good one year after.